Choose Life

The Abortion Legalisation Act 2021 is one of the most extreme (pro-abortion) laws in the world. We believe every human being, even the child in the womb, has the right to life. The unborn child has a fundamental human right and should be legally protected. A 2019 poll found strong support for the unborn child having human rights and being legally protected once a heartbeat is detected, and only a small minority thinking that life doesn’t begin until the child is born. We love both the mother and her unborn child. 

Get informed, and let’s work together to make abortion “unthinkable” for the majority of New Zealanders.

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Abortions in New Zealand, last year



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‘FATAL FLAWS’ – Abortion Legislation Act 2020 This page summarises much of the information (and the public debate) relating to the Abortion Legislation Act. You can also download our Fact Sheet on the Abortion Legislation Act here POLICY FAIL * to remove legislation about abortion from the criminal code and insert it to the health code…
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Poll on Abortion

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Poll – Support for Heartbeat Determining Rights Of Unborn Media Release 3 May 2019A poll has found strong support for the unborn child having human rights and being legally protected once a heartbeat is detected (which can be between 6–12 weeks), and only a small minority thinking that life doesn’t begin until the child is born. In…
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Latest News & Media

Georgia’s heartbeat law saves woman and her baby

A Georgia (USA) mother and health professional, Neesha Lewis, shares a personal story of how Georgia’s heartbeat law prevented her from getting an abortion and led her to choose adoption instead. Georgia’s heartbeat law, officially known as the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act,” was a bill passed in 2019. It aimed to ban…
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Jacinda’s legacy – Increasing number of abortions

The latest abortion statistics make grim and upsetting reading, with a 25% increase in abortions since the decriminalisation of abortion in March 2020 – four years ago. The focus on Maori being able to abort their babies – even late-term – is equally sickening.
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The unborn will be voting for Trump

Former President Donald Trump’s position on abortion has previously been unclear looking toward the 2024 presidential election, despite the fact that the former president appointed three Supreme Court justices who ultimately made it possible to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022 by a majority vote. He now says each state should follow “the will…
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Why I Stopped Performing Abortions

Dr Norman MacLean qualified in medicine at the Otago Medical School 50 years ago. He practiced within obstetrics & gynaecology for nearly 40 years. In 2015, Dr Norman MacLean was named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queens Birthday Honours for services to obstetrics and gynaecology. Hear why he stopped performing abortions early into his career.

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The Harms Of Abortion

Family First has published a report which reviews international evidence up to the end of last year about the relationship between abortion and the physical & mental health of women, showing there is a clear correlation between abortion and adverse psychological outcomes.

Listen to women who have actually had abortions. Listen to the research. Watch this >>

First Stages of Life

Pregnancy has three trimesters, each of which is marked by specific fetal developments. A pregnancy is considered full-term at 40 weeks


1st Trimester

0-13 Weeks
For the baby, the first trimester is a time of rapid growth and development. The baby’s brain, spinal cord, nervous system and other organs begin to form, and the baby’s heart begins to beat. Limb buds appear, then baby’s fingers and toes begin to take shape.


Rapid growth and development, brain and organs form, baby’s heart beats

2nd Trimester

14-26 Weeks
As the pregnancy progresses, the little baby now has functioning organs, nerves and muscles, their eyes begin to move and they begin to hear. During this trimester the baby might be able to respond to familiar sounds and hear its mother’s voice.


Eyes begin to move and baby begins to hear

3rd Trimester

27-40 Weeks
Fetal development is very advanced during the third trimester. The baby will open his or her eyes, detect light, and practice breathing. He or She will have established sleep-wake routines. The baby will gain even more weight, and prepare for delivery.


Baby opens eyes, detects light, and practices breathing; prepares for delivery

The Reality – Surgical Abortions in NZ

This short video explains the process of 2nd trimester surgical abortions (approx. 13 – 24 weeks). WARNING: Some parts of this presentation may be upsetting to viewers. Viewer discretion advised.


Abortion Procedures NZ

This site provides accurate and detailed explanations of the medical and surgical procedures involved with abortions in New Zealand.

Before you defend abortion, be sure you know what you’re defending. Sadly, many people simply aren’t aware of the abortion procedures being used in New Zealand. According to official government statistics, surgical abortions are more common at the beginning of the 2nd trimester. As the gestation period increases (19 weeks onward), medical abortions are required more often (some surgical abortions are still performed though). Go to to learn more.


NZ Abortion Statistics

There are lots of statistics being thrown about in the abortion debate. Let’s set the record straight.


Real Women, Real Stories

We asked Kiwi women to share their abortion experience. Here’s what they said…